Times Square is best enjoyed on foot, but you’ll need to get there first. Charter a school bus rental from your hotel and have it drop you off on a neighboring street. If you’re coming from further away, rent an NYC coach bus. It offers more amenities (wifi, A/C, luggage space, etc.) for extra comfort on longer trips. Whichever bus rental you choose, you’ll be happy that you don’t have to coordinate multiple taxis in the city’s densest area.
Once known as a dangerous red light district, Times Square has changed a lot! This junction of Seventh Avenue and Broadway, where dive bars and peep shows used to reign, was first dubbed Times Square in 1904. Albert Ochs, publisher of the New York Times, moved the NYT offices to a skyscraper on what was then called Longacre Square. The Times headquarters used the building for less than 10 years, but the name stuck. Today, Times Square is a pedestrian wonderland. The big screens feature ads most of the time, but during Midnight Moments artists from around the world are invited to share their digital artwork. If you’re there during the day, take a picture with the costumed characters, visit the TKTS booth for discount Broadway tickets, stand in awe of One Times Square (where the New Year’s Eve ball drops), or take a tour of the Square’s gritty red light history.
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New York’s glamorous skyscrapers and streets that never sleep attract travelers from across the world – and with good reason! The city is also a go-to destination to discover the best in gastronomy, entertainment, performing arts, and sporting events. Rarely skipping a beat, New York will surely keep you busy during your stay.